Mervyns Reviews

Updated May 8, 2015
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Pros
  • Great people who have a passion for their work (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • I basically got to organize and clean throughout my shift (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Executive Team Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mervyns

    Pros

    Some of the strengths from this position were the people and culture. Amazing amount of energy!

    Cons

    Lack of investment into the company left is behind the curve for many things. Always need to invest to make sure you are leading the industry and making sure we are pushing the envelope.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep pushing to ensure you are leading the industry and innovating. Make sure you put your employees first and always invest in the business.


  2. Was a great company

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    Former Employee - Store Support in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Store Support in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Mervyns

    Pros

    Most of the managers were great to work with. Good training program.

    Cons

    They closed;( otherwise a good company to work for.


  3. Wonderful work environment made good friends

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Upland, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Upland, CA

    I worked at Mervyns full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Discounts good schedule fun place

    Cons

    None my boss was a nice manager

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Very few hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mervyns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Very few hours were given too many people were hired


  6. Good retail enviornment

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boise, ID

    I worked at Mervyns full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was alright, certainly not enough if you worked overtime(pretty much required if you wanted to get your job done). Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Never enough payroll hours to complete any job. Mostly you were expected to get the job done, but never supported in order to do it. If you offered suggestions for improvement, they were not listened to or appreciated.


  7. It was my first job, and it taught me a lot!

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chico, CA

    I worked at Mervyns part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I made friends and got to grow professionally. It was a great starter job.

    Cons

    The worse part of the job was working in the men's department. I always called it the dungeon because I rarely saw any forms of life in the area. I basically got to organize and clean throughout my shift.


  8. It was a learning experience

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Mervyns full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to learn how to manage a larger group of people in a retail environment. I also had the ablity to be with a store from the beginning to the end.

    Cons

    The company was under going a bankrupcy and that left me without a job at a very hard time. However it was a very good learning experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management should stand behind their demands instead of looking for under management to put mistakes on.


  9. meh place to work.

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    Former Employee - Fright Unloader
    Former Employee - Fright Unloader

    I worked at Mervyns full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy work, good co workers, ok discount on clothing.

    Cons

    Bad pay. New people were being hired at a higher rate of pay then me. When I asked for a raise to match what new people were makeing I was denied.

    Advice to Management

    treat people better and not take advantage of them.


  10. Mervyns

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mervyns part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They finally closed down for good!

    Cons

    Not a good company to work for!


  11. Stepping Stone

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mervyns

    Pros

    Company was exciting and energetic.

    Cons

    There were really no cons



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